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Feature History – Soviet-Afghan War

Feature History – Soviet-Afghan War

It’s time we stop Stalin and Marx this topic off the list. And if you’re hoping for something else, well Soviet. Oh god what have I done. Hello and welcome to Feature History. Brought to you by the Great Courses Plus, more on that later, and featuring the Soviet-Afghan war. A war where the battles …

The Cruise Missile From Hell

The Cruise Missile From Hell

It’s 1955, and the United States and the Soviet Union are locked in the deadly embrace that’ll come to be known as the Cold War. Just five and a half years ago the Soviet Union shocked the world by detonating their own atomic bomb, a feat achieved by the infiltration of the American Manhattan Project …

The History of Latvia

The History of Latvia

“The United States cannot afford to be the policemen of the world anymore” – Donald Trump “And he uses the Nato alliance almost as a transactional business alliance. To think that the baltics could pay up that kind of money for protection is simply never was in the cause.” – Christiane Amanpou Ever since the …

Brief History of the Royal Family

Brief History of the Royal Family

1066! The start of the royal family on these fair isles. Well, there were kings and mini countries before that and druids before that, and Pangaea before that, but we have to start somewhere and a millennia ago is plenty far — if that leaves out Æthelred the Unready, so it goes. William the Conqueror, …